Once you’ve made a commitment to healthier eating, cooking more of your meals at home and paying attention to healthy cooking methods becomes important. After all, even the most nutritious meal can be sabotaged if you fry it or douse it in trans-fat-laden oil.
The type of oil you choose to cook with can also add or detract from the nutritional value of your meal. Here we’ve broken down some of the most popular cooking oils to clear up the confusion over which are great, and not-so-great, for cooking.
There is a book authored by Udo Erasmus titled Fats that Kill, Fats that Heal that calls proper attention to the importance of this topic. Besides the oils described in the article other healing sources of fats include raw nuts and seeds, fish, grass fed beef, avocado and butter (preferably raw). Avoid hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated or trans fats as they are toxic. Problematic oils are typically going to be used in cookies, pastries, potato and other chips, and many of the peanut butters out there including Skippy’s. Avoid all deep fried foods.
Butter and coconut are good for sauteing. Tallow is more stable for use with light frying.
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Dr. Jacob Bastomski
Dr. Jacob Bastomski, a board-certified chiropractic neurologist, has served the Santa Barbara area since 1981. As a Santa Barbara chiropractor, Dr. Bastomski seeks to improve health through functional neurology and clinical nutrition.
Please contact us anytime at (805) 569-5000 if you’re looking for a holistic approach to alleviate a chronic condition, especially if traditional medical approaches have failed. Dr. Bastomski’s Back to Health Wellness Center is located at 1900 State St. Suite H in Santa Barbara